We invite you to share the blessing with us! Jesus put it this way: “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me…”
Rochester Family Mission provides you an effective outreach into the inner city of Rochester. Distinctly Christian, we provide you, your church or organization an authentic way to impact your community with your faith. We are a conduit of your compassion. We partner in your presentation of the gospel.
The needs of Rochester’s inner city community are great. For over 85 years, RFM has faithfully served urban families facing hunger. We offer regular, systematic distributions of food provided by supporting churches, individuals and organizations. With unmatched excellence, our caring volunteers assemble and distribute sustaining packages of groceries, helping families to meet their basic needs.
Rochester Family Mission is also a qualified distribution agency of Foodlink, providing a second tier of targeted food distribution. Our Foodlink pantry provides for a more individualized and store-like model, allowing those in need to obtain the specific items to better match family needs and promote nutrition. Rochester Family Mission serves approximately 55 families per day through food distribution. RFM also helps those in need of clothing or emergency gas and electricity assistance through referrals to partnering agencies.
As we meet emergency needs, RFM shares the gospel message. We offer regular times of Bible study, prayer and gospel presentation that feeds the true hunger for those we serve. It is through the conduit of Rochester Family Mission that Christians like you offer “bread” and the “bread of life,” Jesus Christ.
Rochester Family Mission’s staff and volunteers touch the lives of young people. Our Saturday Morning Club offers fun activities for kids where love is shared along with the gospel message. Each summer, we offer a six-week camp for inner city children called Healthy Families/Healthy Neighborhoods. There’s Bible lessons, crafts, field trips, swimming, sports, and fun field trips to the zoo and theme parks. This focused time provides the unique opportunity to touch young lives for Jesus Christ.
Each Thanksgiving, many volunteers come together to assemble and distribute over 700 food baskets. Together, we share the love of Christ in this tangible way.
At Christmas, we gear up again for food baskets and a Community Christmas meal. Our “Angel Tree” program unites churches and organizations by providing 1,500 Christmas gift packages for children of families in need. These are often the only Christmas gifts these children will receive.
Rochester Family Mission offers help in many ways to develop responsible, literate and productive citizens of personal integrity. RFM also provides educational tutoring to both children and adults.
Computer training and business skills are offered in our computer lab.
An extension of our educational thrust is Rochester Institute for Christian Education. We provide a comprehensive program of education in Christian studies. Our program provides three years of extensive theological and biblical training. Through our unique association with Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary, many of our courses earn transferable undergraduate college credit.